Last year we reported that Alfred Hitchcocks's classic film, The Birds was going to get remade. Then we heard that it wasn't, now it looks like it's happening again. The producer of this film is none other that Michael freakin' Bay.
Namoi Watts was attached to star in the film and Martin Campbell was going to direct it, but now that Martin is directing The Green Lantern, he has no more interest in remaking The Birds. But Universal wants to get this movie made regardless of what producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form said about it earlier this year.
That’s huge. And the limitations that birds… What do they do? They peck and poke… so there’s not a lot of variety as to what can happen… It’s a much harder movie to do. As you guys know, we lay ourselves out there and get annihilated out there online all day long, and that movie just opens us up to a whole different level of annihilation.
Now that the movie is back up and running let the annihilation proceed. What happens now? A new director is chosen, and one that isn't as good as Hitchcock or Campbell.
According to pajiba the new director is Dennis Iliades who most recently made the remake to The Last House on the Left. The film has a $60 million dollar budget and the studio is looking to get a PG-13 rating. Illiades of course is more interested in taking it down the rated R road, and as of right now producers are looking to get another re-write of the script done that will be tailored more toward the version Illiades is looking for.
Tthe script has already passed through a lot of hands over the last year, including Scott Derickson’s (The Exorcism of Emily Rose) original take, a studio polish by Billy Ray (State of Play), and Peter Craig, who was hired to do a rewrite specifically for Martin Campbell.
Why are they doing this!? What is their problem!? Hitchcock made a perfectly awesome suspenseful film and it wasn't rated R, there was no blood, guts and boobs! They are going to turn a masterpiece into a mediocre piece of crap. Alfred Hitchcock would roll over in his grave if he knew what Hollywood was doing to his movie.
I guess these people realized that they are no match for what Affred Hitchcock accomplished so the are going to dumb down the movie with blood gore and sex. Here's an idea! Don't remake the film!
Tell Hollywood what you think about this idea. Let the ranting begin!